May 23, 2022

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16,000 nurses have been employed in Quebec for more than two years

16,000 nurses have been employed in Quebec for more than two years

Earlier this week, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubey said he was optimisticAnnounce actions on Thursday To fill a shortage of 4,000 nurses.

We will come and explain to you exactly what actions apply to you as much as possible […] Employees who have left or retired must have the taste to work with us again, to taste, He he said.

It must be said that there were already a lot of resignations, changes of employers, retirements and career changes before the epidemic.

Radio-Canada compilation of nearly twenty CISSS, CIUSSS And university hospitals in Quebec indicate that from April 2019 to July 2021, a total of 13,713 nurses quit their jobs.

In contrast, these government agencies employed a total of 16,305 nurses during this period. This is a net addition to nearly 2,600 nurses, including assistants.

These 21 facilities, which respond to our requests for documents, employ more than 55,000 nurses in the province.

Our compilation also reveals that some companies are unable to fill all the departures, especially in Montérége-Est, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Capitale-Nationale as well as Outaouais.

Rising university admissions

Media coverage of difficult working conditions experienced in some hospitals does not seem to discourage applications for the profession.

Enrolled in Nursing at the University of Montreal, Gabriel Girard was bitten while attending Beneficiary in the first months of COVID-19.

I saw Job The nurses and it really motivated me, I was impressed, She says. I told myself that this is a very great team, I should go there.

The student was one of 1,800 candidates who applied for admission to the University of Montreal for the fall semester.

We have a 10% increase in our requests for admission in early training, and a 12% increase in DEC-BAC, Underline the Vice Dean of Undergraduate Studies in the Faculty of Nursing Sciences of Marjolin Hyun, University of Montreal.

We can advance the hypothesis that the pandemic sought out a little more philanthropic fiber of our students, so we must be committed to contributing, She adds.

Image by Marjolin Hyun.

Marzoline Hyun, Vice-Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Montreal.

Photo: Radio-Canada / David Gentile

A similar phenomenon occurred at the University of Sherbrook, where applications increased by 15%.

At the college level, the number of enrollments in nursing techniques has been steadily declining over the past five years.

BAC, Agencies, TSO

Among the solutions, the Order of the Nurse of Quebec (OIIQ) was recommended last week Baccalaureate is the only diploma that allows you to pursue a career while pursuing a choice of two training courses..

Certain areas of care such as vital, ambulatory, community and special care, for which Quebec has great requirements, are not covered by college training, We explained.

According to Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) data, the proportion of 74,500 nurses working in Quebec reached 50% for the first time in 2020-2021. In 2015, the percentage was 40%.

The proposal to eliminate college training in nursing is gaining mixed popularity outside university hospitals.

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A typical practitioner in Montreal wants to be anonymous, believing it is unnecessary and expensive.

Should we be realistic, are there ways we pay bachelorette graduates to be able to work for the most part, even through nurses or nursing assistants trained in CEGEP?

Asked Wednesday at the event Radio-Canada MIDI info, Dr. Germain Poyer, President of the Intensive Care Society of Quebec, for his part put forward other suggestions to replace the departures of nurses.

Money is a small coin Puzzle, He he said. We need to open permanent locations, stop the mandatory overtime (OST) and especially the agencies that can help for a few years, but also for thin hospitals. The latter implies a temporary ban on the use of agencies.

Derek Zaire, vice president and responsible for health and safety at work at Laval’s Union of Nurses, Respiratory Therapists and Auxiliary Nurses, pointed out that more than 30% of staff are on pay withdrawal. CNESST. Kovid-19 exacerbated the situation and led to more migration due to working conditions., He laments.